Tesla Model X Light Show and Trans-Siberian Orchestra Easter Egg

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December 1, 2020
By Nuno Cristovao

This easter egg is exclusive to the Model X. It will create a holiday light show using its headlights, fog lights, turn signals and doors.

Tesla's Model X holiday easter egg
Tesla's Model X holiday easter egg

It's likely the most entertaining Tesla easter egg.

Upon activation, Wizards in Winter by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play and portions of the vehicle, including the front doors and the falcon wing back doors will open and close in time with the music, without assistance.

The side view mirrors will also open and retract in time with the music.

How to Activate

You can activate this easter egg by tapping the Apps icon, the icon that looks like a box with an up arrow, and selecting Toy Box. After opening the Toy Box, you can scroll down to Santa Mode and turn it on.

To activate this easter egg you'll need to go Car Controls then tap on Software. Once there, you'll want to tap and hold on the model name of your vehicle, where it says Model X for five seconds.

You'll see a small ripple after the five seconds letting you know you can remove your finger.

Once you remove your finger you'll see a text box appear for entering text.

The text box says "Please enter access code." This text box is mainly used by service centers and showrooms for things like service mode and showroom mode, but does also allow access to certain easter eggs.

You'll want to enter "holiday" or "ModelXmas" and press "OK". You'll then see a message that says, "The show will begin after you exit the car, close all doors and press the lock button on the key.

The show requires 6 feet of space above and around the vehicle.

Tesla Insurance launches in Arizona and Ohio; now offered in five states

January 20, 2022
By Nuno Cristovao

If you've had a Tesla for a few years then you probably remember what it was like getting an insurance quote for the vehicle.

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Experiences vary, but it was not uncommon to come across insurers who would not insure a Tesla or who asked for an extremely high premium.

In fact, the problem was so big that Tesla decided to do something about it. They released their own car insurance division.

Tesla launched Tesla Insurance in 2019. Unfortunately, it was only offered in California at the time. Car insurance laws vary by state so Tesla needs to be approved in each state they want to do business in.

Tesla only expanded beyond California in the second half of 2021. In October Tesla expanded to Texas and last month Tesla added on Illinois.

Tesla is now expanding even further. As of today, Tesla is now offering car insurance in Arizona and Ohio as well.

In a tweet last year, Elon talked about the slow regulatory process for offering car insurance and mentioned that Tesla was looking to offer insurance in New York as well.

The regulatory process for approval to offer insurance is extremely slow & complex, varying considerably by state. Tesla is hoping to offer real-time (based on actual driving history) insurance in Texas next month. Probably next year before we get approval in New York.

-Elon Musk

Tesla determines your car insurance rate using their Safety Score algorithm, which is similar to Progressive's Snapshot rewards. Once you approve Tesla to collect driving data, they'll monitor your vehicle for harsh stops, fast turning, and following too closely.

Your insurance rate will then be based on your driving habits and your chances of getting into an accident.

Some drivers report having much lower rates with Tesla Insurance, while others report that their rate was lower with their current insurance company.

If Tesla offers insurance in your state, you may want to consider getting a quote directly on their site to see if you can lower your premium.

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